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Waterville Valley, NH Department of Public Safety 14 TAC Lane / P.O. Box 500 Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215 Office: 603-236-8809 Dispatch: 603-236-4732 or Duty Cell Phone: 603-254-6708 Fax: 603-236-2056
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You Must Have Scanned the Waterville Valley Search and Rescue Hummvee!
The Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety has been the recipient of a military grade HMMWV or “Hummer” through a transfer from a Federal Program, the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). The vehicle will be utilized to enhance public safety capabilities in Waterville Valley during specific emergencies such as: severe weather (Hurricane Irene type storms), search & rescue, and reaching critical infrastructure located in remote locations of the valley. What is LESO? The LESO was created in 1997 when Congress authorized the Secretary of Defence to transfer property that is excess to the Department of Defence (DoD) to Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies. Since the inception, LESO has transferred over 5-million items, enhancing Law Enforcement Agency capabilities and saving tax- payers more than $2.1 billion dollars. What is a HMMWV? A HMMWV is a military acronym for High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly referred to as a “Hummer”. This vehicle has replaced the Willy’s Jeep as the basic mode of transportation for today’s soldier. It comes in many variants. This particular Hummer is a 2008 M1025 with 20,000 miles and runs on a V8 liquid cooled diesel engine. It was acquired from Camp Johnson in Colchester, Vermont. What will this vehicle be used for? This vehicle will be utilized in special emergency situations such as: severe weather emergencies, search & rescue efforts, incident management, wild land fire- fighting, remote patrol, and taking emergency personnel and equipment to remote critical infrastructure. How much did this vehicle cost?  This vehicle was free. It was a transfer from the Federal government. When the vehicle is no longer needed we transfer the vehicle back to the federal government. How does DPS plan to maintain it?  The LESO gives us access to obtain hundreds of parts available at no cost to the department. We will maintain the vehicle ourselves with part assistance through the LESO. Any major repairs, the vehicle will be placed out of service and returned to the federal government. When can we see it? The vehicle will be “demilitarized” by DPS in appearance. We have scheduled to have the vehicle painted and lettered in line with the other DPS vehicles. Any other questions you may contact Chief Noyes via email or through the office at 603-236-8809.
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